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The Daily Dispatch: October 9, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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ed and unsuspecting citizens? Since the above was in type, we learn that a small body of the Hessians made a descent on Tuesday, on Harper's Ferry, and commenced a work of destruction generally on all business places that were found closed.--The fine drug store of Dr. Clagett was forcibly entered, the bottles and fixtures generally destroyed, and the furniture demolished. The office of the Winchester Railroad was broken open, stoves stolen and furniture destroyed. The house of Mr. George W. Cutshaw was also entered and riddled, whilst Mrs. Brenner's store and various private residences shared the same fate. This particular horde, intending to leave on the next day, would doubtless have given loose reins to their licentious and nefarious purposes had not the superior officer, for reasons of discretion, put a stop to their proceedings. On Thursday, in the bread glare of day another posse had the base audacity to visit the residence of Mrs. Henderson, near Halltown, (mother